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Donate to Arts Access Aotearoa

You can help Arts Access Aotearoa increase access to the arts for everyone in New Zealand.

Arts Access Aotearoa is a registered charitable trust (C33533) and you can claim a tax credit on any donation of $5 or more.

How to make a donation

Credit card

If you have a credit card (Visa or MasterCard), you can make easy, secure, tax-deductible online donations to Arts Access Aotearoa through our Online Donation Form:

Make a credit card donation now 

Direct Debit

You can also make a tax deductible donation to our work with a direct credit, or recurring automatic payment, to our bank account: 03-0502-0040862-00 / Arts Access Aotearoa Whakahauhau Katoa o Hanga Charitable Trust.

Please include "donation" in the reference field and provide your contact details to Dawa Devereux (E: T: 04 802 4349) so we can say thank you and issue your donation receipt.


Please send your donation cheque to Arts Access Aotearoa, PO Box 9828, Wellington 6414, remember to include your contact details so we can say thank you and provide you with a donation receipt.

Payroll giving

How it works: if your employer offers a payroll giving scheme, choose the organisation/s you would like to support from the IRD list of approved donee organisations. Your employer deducts the money on your behalf and passes it onto the organisation.

For every dollar you donate you get 33.33 cents back as a tax credit, reducing the amount of PAYE or withholding tax you pay. Even better, you don't need to do anything at the end of the tax year as you've already received the tax credits.

How to get started:

1. Check with your employer if they offer payroll giving

2. Check the organisation is on the IRD approved list (yes, Arts Access Aotearoa is on the list!)

3. Let your employer or payer know:

  • the name of the organisation (Arts Access Aotearoa Whakahauhau Katoa o Hanga Charitable Trust)
  • the organisation's bank account number (03-0502-0040862-00)
  • how much you want to donate
  • when you want to donate

Here is link to more information about payroll giving on the IRD website

Leave a gift in your will

A bequest or legacy is a gift left in your will that will help us ensure that future generations will experience art and creativity without barriers. For more information: Make a lasting difference, leave a gift in your will

Give a regular donation as a Friend of Arts Access Aotearoa

Becoming a regular donor, through payroll giving or via a recurring direct debit or credit card payment, means you are a Friend of Arts Access Aotearoa.

As a friend, you will be kept up to date with events and activities throughout the year and your regular donation will support our work to ensure all people can participate in the arts either as creators or audience members. Every dollar you donate will benefit artists, people and communities through out New Zealand.

If you would like information about becoming a Friend of Arts Access Aotearoa, please contact Dawa Devereux (E: T: 04 802 4349)

Sponsorship and corporate support

By sponsoring Arts Access Aotearoa, your business can be strategically aligned with a national arts charity that increases access to the arts for everyone in New Zealand. If you would like more information about how you can support Arts Access Aotearoa, please contact Richard Benge, Executive Director (T: 04 802 4349 or 021 217 1002 E:

Other ways to support

Donations of materials to creative spaces 

Creative spaces often have limited resources and welcome donations of materials such as paint, paper, wool and cardboard. In fact, the possibilities are endless: most creative spaces are expert at recycling most things. If you would like to make a donation, please contact a creative space on our Creative Spaces Directory or Dawa Devereux (E: T: 04 802 4349) for more information.

Donations of materials to prisons

Arts Access Aotearoa has a contract with the Department of Corrections to support arts activities in prisons around New Zealand. This means we engage with Corrections staff, artists, volunteers and community groups and support them to deliver arts activities.

If you have high quality art books and art materials you would like to donate to prisons, please get in touch with Chris Ulutupu, Arts in Corrections Advisor (E: T: 04 802 4349)

Thank you for your interest in making a donation to Arts Access Aotearoa. Everything we do is to ensure that everyone can experience the arts in New Zealand, whatever their circumstances. This can be life-affirming for people who face barriers to accessing the arts.




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Programmes to support

Every dollar you donate will benefit artists, people and communities throughout New Zealand. Projects needing support include:

Arts For All: increasing access to arts and cultural events for everyone.

“Saskia, who has low vision, loved the audio described performance of Still Life with Chickens. The skills involved in providing this accessible show resulted in Saskia asking when she can go to the next play. She came home and started making chickens out of pipe cleaners. Thanks, Circa Theatre! If you ever need animals made from pipe cleaners for props, you know who to call,” wrote Saskia’s mother after the performance.

1. Arts For All: increasing access to arts and cultural events for everyone

Creative spaces: building the sustainability of community-based creative spaces throughout New Zealand

Kezia Bennett, a wheelchair user and founding member of WIDance in Wellington, says: “In WIDance, it doesn’t matter if you have a disability. The focus is on what you can do, not what you can’t – we often get reminded to adapt other people’s dance moves to fit our own bodies, challenge ourselves, and push our limits/stretch our comfort zone.”

Te Putanga Toi Arts Access Awards: celebrating individuals, groups and organisations that provide access to the arts.

“Sometimes art’s the only way you can express yourself and it helps you think about your life; think about things that you could do differently. See differently. And present yourself in different ways to people,” says one of the students involved in the Humans of Hendo project, presented the Arts Access Community Partnership Award 2018.

Arts in Corrections: using the arts as a tool supporting the rehabilitation and re-integration of prisoners.

“Thank you for showing me how to learn again. Your belief changed my life.'' A prisoner at the Otago Corrections Facility thanked Corrections staff for their support when he won a creative writing competition, set up by the Otago Daily Times, and a selection of books donated by the University Bookshop.

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